2016 Cahiers Pinot Noir

2016 Cahiers Pinot Noir

Deeply colored and richly bodied, this Pinot Noir is dark-fruited with a gorgeous finish of cola and cacao notes.

Cahiers (KY-YAY) is French for Notebooks or Journals in rememberance and honor of Jimi Brooks who loved to read and write. Pascal had found his father’s journals after he passed and they allowed him to connect with his father through each journal entry.

Sassafras
Cherry
Raspberry
Blackberry

What our team says

Image of Jillian Barnhart
Jillian BarnhartSommelier
Dense, deeply rich fruit notes of raspberries and blackberries mingle with dark notes of sandalwood cola.
Image of Norma Buchholz
Norma BuchholzChef
Pair this wine with a Panna cotta with marionberry compote.
Image of Claire Jarreau
Claire JarreauAssistant Winemaker
Cherry cola, cacao nib, and tarragon.
Brooks has it all — Great story, great people, great wines.
Dave McIntyre, Washington Post

Vintage Notes

Similar to the previous two vintages, the 2016 growing season continued to push the envelope for defining the new normal in Oregon as one of the earliest on record. An unusually warm spring brought bud break between 2-4 weeks early, and a short heat spell at bloom condensed the flowering period, resulting in a smaller fruit set. Summer provided average conditions with fewer heat spikes than the 2014 or 2015 vintages, which led to smaller berry size and a high concentration of flavors. A warm August
shepherded along the early vintage at Brooks, running from September 2-October 12th.
Though it was an intense growing season due to the early start, the harvested grapes showed wonderful concentration and complexity with high natural acidity.

AVA
Type
Red
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Eola -Amity Hills
Vintage
2016
Vineyards
Brooks, La Chenaie, Bois Joli
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
400
Aging
18 Months
Crush format
Hand Sorted and 100% Destemmed
Fermentation
18 Months in French Oak Barrels
Bottling date
2018-05-04
Vessel
French Oak Barrels
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
13.8
Ph
3.6
Acid
5.4 g/L
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